Dead­line looms on Aus­tralia Post aid

Pilbara News - - PILBARA SPORT -

Pil­bara res­i­dents are be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for the 2016 Aus­tralia Post One Net­ball Com­mu­nity Awards, with just one week left for nom­i­na­tions.

The awards cel­e­brate in­di­vid­u­als, clubs and as­so­ci­a­tions in com­mu­ni­ties who go above and be­yond the call of duty to en­sure ev­ery­one, re­gard­less of back­ground, skill or abil­ity, is wel­come in net­ball.

Parabur­doo Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion was one of seven national win­ners last year. The as­so­ci­a­tion bought new uni­forms, and since win­ning the award, the team has taken a group of players to the Un­der-12s North West Net­ball Cham­pi­onships for the first time in more than five years.

Parabur­doo Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Joanne Cun­ning­ham said win­ning the award meant a lot.

“Achiev­ing this ac­co­lade has opened the team’s eyes to how in­flu­en­tial the game of net­ball can be and how it can pos­i­tively im­pact in­di­vid­u­als and the com­mu­nity,” she said.

Aus­tralian Di­a­monds player and Aus­tralia Post One Net­ball am­bas­sador Clare McMen­i­man said the awards were a great way to share the sto­ries of those who used the power of the game to cre­ate a safe, in­clu­sive and fun en­vi­ron­ment for all.

“We’re on the look­out for pas­sion­ate in­clu­sion ad­vo­cates, both on and off the court, from coaches and um­pires to players, par­ents and vol­un­teers,” she said.

Pic­ture: Aus­tralia Post

Parabur­doo Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion players sport their new uni­forms.

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